No one else in Destiny’s Child has reached as much success as Beyoncé — and Kelly Rowland wants the world to know how she used to feel about that.
In her new song “Dirty Laundry” off her for upcoming fourth album, Talk a Good Game, Kelly reveals the jealousy she felt toward her best friend after Bey’s solo career took off.
"When my sister was onstage / killing it like a [expletive] / I was enraged / feeling it like a [expletive],” she sings. “Went our separate ways but I was happy that she was killing it / Bittersweet, she was up and I was down / No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?"
In the dark confessional track, Kelly, 32, also reveals she was a victim of abuse. She says of her ex, “…putting his hands on me / I swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry.”
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Later on in the record, she recalls a specific incident when her ex attacked her and mentioned Bey.
“He hittin the window like it was me, until it shattered / He pulled me out, he said, ‘Don’t nobody love you but me / Not your mama, not your daddy and especially not Bey’ / He turned me against my sister / I missed ya.”
Destiny’s Child released four albums from 1998 to 2004. Though they’ve all concentrated on solo careers, Bey, Kelly and Michelle Williams have reunited for performances over the years — their latest being the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
We can’t stream Kelly’s song due to the very not safe for work lyrics, but click here to listen.
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